South Anchorage High School

  • South Anchorage High School serves 1,500 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 34%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 38%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • South Anchorage High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 52%.

Top Placements

South Anchorage High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

  • South Anchorage High School's student population of 1,500 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,500 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Anchorage High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Anchorage High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall School Rank----
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Anchorage High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:117:1
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American Indian
6%
23%
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Asian
7%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
65%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
11%
10%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Anchorage High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.550.70
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Graduation Rate
92%
75%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Anchorage High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnchorage School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

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